Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

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Grace Published: November 25, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad Recipe

How To Make Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad

Orzo pasta is a rice-shaped pasta that can be a good backdrop to the rich Meditteranean flavors brought by olives and Greek dressing for an orzo pasta salad.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Refrigerate Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • cupsorzo pastauncooked
  • 6ozartichoke heartsmarinated, juices reserved
  • 1cupcucumberenglish, diced
  • 1pintgrape tomatoeshalved
  • ½cupkalamata olivessliced and pitted
  • cupfeta cheesecrumbled
  • cuponionred, diced
  • ½cupGreek dressingor to taste
  • parsleyfor garnish

For Greek Dressing

  • ½cupolive oil
  • ¼cupred wine vinegar
  • 3tbsplemon juice
  • 1tbsphoney
  • ½tsporegano
  • ½tspgarlic powder

Instructions

  1. Cook orzo in salted water according to package directions.

  2. Drain artichoke hearts reserving liquid for the dressing. Chop artichokes and slice remaining vegetables.

  3. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.

  4. Combine 2 tablespoons of the artichoke marinade with Greek dressing. Toss with remaining ingredients.

  5. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Greek Dressing:

  1. Mix together all ingredients until well-combined.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 297.85kcal
  • Fat: 16.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.01g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.86g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.71g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.14g
  • Fiber: 2.94g
  • Sugar: 4.98g
  • Protein: 5.04g
  • Cholesterol: 5.56mg
  • Sodium: 164.75mg
  • Calcium: 81.05mg
  • Potassium: 384.41mg
  • Iron: 2.45mg
  • Vitamin A: 44.79µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.89mg
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